What is Kathon-CG?

Kathon CG (5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one), also referred to as MCI, is a preservative with antibacterial and antifungal effects within the group of isothiazolinones. It is effective against gram-positive and gram-negativebacteria, yeast, and fungi.
Kathon CG is found in many water-based personal care products and cosmetics.Kathon CG was first used in cosmetics in the 1970s. It is also used in glue production, detergents, paints, fuels, and other industrial processes. Kathon CG is known by the registered tradename Kathon CG when used in combination withmethylisothiazolinone.
Kathon CG may be used in combination with other preservatives including ethylparaben, benzalkonium chloride, or2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol.